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Presenting evidence

This section introduces the language you use to show your reader the extent to which you agree or disagree with the evidence you are presenting.

Endorsing & distancing: the reporting spectrum

To show how strongly or weakly you endorse certain sources and evidence, you need language strategies which allow you to indicate gradations in meaning.

Your readers can then tell which statements or evidence you wish them to endorse and which you want them to question or reject.

Don't forget, it is your reader you are aiming at. By positioning your information and evidence in particular ways, you want to draw your reader into seeing arguments the way you do.

There is a spectrum of possibilities for grading endorsement and distance in reporting.